It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Bigelf. The Los Angeles-based band, who describe their sound as the “Evil Beatles,” haven’t released a new album since 2008’s Cheat the Gallows. Since then, however, they’ve picked up a notable drummer, some guy named Mike Portnoy, who played on their forthcoming album, Into the Maelstrom. And today they unveiled the album’s first single via a lyric video. “Control Freak” is a bit heavier than their previous music, yet the prog/pop that define the band shines through.
Into the Maelstrom will be released on April 1 on Inside Out. They’ll be on the Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise from February 18-22.